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Job Title – Junior Project Manager


The Junior Project Manager reports to the Operations Director and manages the activities and resources allocated to assigned projects into a cohesive, efficient manner as well as to administer and execute engineering and technology projects within cost, quality and time.

The Junior Project Manager manages all activities associated with the construction of an assigned project. This may include managing or coordination with a team of Project Coordinators, Project Administrators and other Project Managers as well as Construction Managers. Failure to provide such services stops the whole project from operation.

Typical Job Activities

Develops, monitors and controls project scope, cost, time and quality
Develops a Project Management Plan from Concept to Final Release Phase
Effectively reports on Projects, including accurate, effective and efficient project document control and record management
Provides a Project Coordination Function and managing a team effectively
Manages the Safety Health Environmental Quality (SHEQ) for the assigned project
Projects Contract Management
Develops investment business cases throughout the front-end planning of a project
Obtains Governance approvals for all projects
Collation of all reports (quality, H&S, progress, issues, etc.) into a full project
Reports to keep up to date on progress of all aspects of the project
Liaises with clients and suppliers
Provides coordination for kick off meetings for projects and ensure that all relevant stakeholders are aware of the tasks required of them
Manages the resources for the project from start to end

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Educational Requirements

Senior Certificate with matric exemption
For a Degree course in Project Management or Business at a University
For a diploma in Project Management or related courses at a Technikon
AgilePM Certification (DSDM) preferred

Compulsory subjects: Mathematics
Recommended subjects: 
Computer Science

What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?

Have general management skills
Have business and financial analysis skill
Have integrity, respect, honesty and trustworthiness
Have high level of professionalism
Be able to be a team leader and player
Be able to develop and motivate your team
Have coaching and mentoring skills
Have self-disciplined and able to self-manage and set goals
Have human resources management on a basic level (understanding of legislation and procedures)
Have presentation and meeting facilitation skill
Have negotiation and conflict management skill
Be able to do report writing and document management
Be able to be abreast with latest project management knowledge and thinking
Have knowledge of business integration
Have good communication and stakeholder management knowledge
Have knowledge of Contracts Management
Have knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act
Have knowledge of project management systems and tools
Have knowledge of scheduling
Have excellent MS Office skills

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Possible Employers

Any company or business using computer systems and networks
Government departments
Provincial administrations
Computer bureaus

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Career Progress and Path

Experience in specific field
Work performance
General management studies

Possible Career Paths

Specialist career in the specific field
Management positions in the specific field
General business management

Employment Stability

Moderately stable

Reasons to consider this career

I can progress in the business world
I am very interested in a specific subject or field
I can apply my special skills
I can repair things
I can work with technology
I like to work with people